It’s a long way to the top, Day 71 – Rain, glorious rain

Day 71 Friday Aug 15th 2014 Longreach

We all bundle into the car and visit The Stockman’s Hall of Fame. It is an exceptional museum and an insight into the life of people on the land. It covers so many aspects of Australia’s history and it takes us half a day to see it all.

It has rained steadily since last night. The red dust has turned to slippery, sticky mud. I can now see how the unmade roads around here quickly become impassable. Just turning around at the end of a residential street we churn up ruts in deep mud. Channel 9 reporters are setting up in Eagle Street to broadcast the weather report, this is the weather that everyone wants. As we drive into the caravan park we see wet bedraggled kangaroos sheltering under the rooflines of the ensuite blocks. We shelter from the rain for a while in the van park restaurant but eventually call it a day as rain continues to tumble down.

Towing Kms: 0

A mob of soggy roos, I doubt the little fella has seen rain before.

7 thoughts on “It’s a long way to the top, Day 71 – Rain, glorious rain

  1. Stockmans Hall of Fame is brilliant. We got a pass out and went back the next day! But it gets a bit scary when some of the museum exhibits are things you remember using in your younger days!

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